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Delta Will Continue Blocking Middle Seats Through At Least March

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Delta Air Lines announced this morning that middle seats will remain unavailable on its flights until at least March 30, 2021.

“As more medical experts agree on the safety of air travel thanks to the multiple layers of protection provided under the Delta CareStandard, blocking seats into spring 2021 provides added confidence and reassurance for customers booking future travel plans,” the airline said in a release published on its website.

This appears to be an extension of the rules Delta announced in late August:

  • For customers in parties of 1-2: Middle seats will be blocked.
  • For customers in parties of 3 or more: Middle seats will appear as available for booking, to allow families and travel companions to select seats together.
  • Limit the total number of customers on board all aircraft – with or without middle seats.
  • Block adjacent seats in First Class.
  • Block one aisle of seats on aircraft without middle seats.

However, Delta One seats on widebody aircraft are not subject to the airline’s blocked-seat policy.

 

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  1. Delta shows a great deal of concern for the health and well being of passengers and crew. We just flew Delta first class from Hartford CT to Sacramento in October and felt completely safe. . Because of schedule, we flew home on United First class and felt very vulnerable. The difference was night and day starting with boarding and ending in deplaning. Delta gate agents were behind shields, United not. Boarding on Delta was deliberate United allowed passengers to back up on the jetway. Water on Delta was in individual bottles, United served water in open plastic cups (which we refused). Delta flight attendants requested that we deplane one row at a time waiting for the row in front to be 6’ away. United had 10 rows at a time stand and gather their belongings.

    I appreciate the efforts by Delta to insure a safe experience for passengers and crew. A shout out to all of the Delta employees who work so hard and maintain such a great attitude.

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